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lunar7

lunar7

Member Since 20 Feb 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 18 2014 09:41 PM
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In Topic: 10.9 on the Surface Pro 3

02 October 2014 - 10:12 PM

Hmm it seems like they are only a bit closer, but there was not yet several people to verify everything working for Ubuntu.

 

Still, I am becoming very interested to set up a triple boot on Clover for SP3 running 10.10, Win 8 and Ubuntu 14.04.

 

Maybe if I can get everything installed and working with temporary substitute adapters, I can go back and forth on analyzing the problems remaining on both the Ubuntu and OS X side of things.

 

I'll report back if I make some progress.

In Topic: 10.9 on the Surface Pro 3

01 October 2014 - 12:57 AM

Good news everyone - I talked to the guy at Touch-Base and they now have an SP3 so they will be developing a touchscreen driver!

 

If I have a chance I will take a look at how the other remaining problems like smart cover support, bluetooth and WiFi might be solvable. Is anyone else working on the problems right now??

In Topic: 10.9 on the Surface Pro 3

30 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

Hmm, I am finding SP3 great entirely due to the added screen size. I guess everyone has different priorities. I am using (or planning to use) SP3 and iPad 3rd gen in a lot of unconventional ways (as a music interface, for example), so that could be why things like larger screen size, or the old dock connector on the iPad (with all the accessories made for it) are things that I need.

 

Has anyone gotten the USB to ethernet adapter working for SP? How about the HDMI and/or VGA adapters?

 

jlbrown - it really should still be a matter of holding volume down while booting to get to the bootloader. I'll try it myself once I finish figuring out how to prepare for installing OSX on SP3.

In Topic: 10.9 on the Surface Pro 3

27 August 2014 - 06:28 PM

I suppose it would ideally be someone from the UK lending their SP to avoid the overhead of shipping. I would consider it otherwise! It's too bad there is so much to be done to get up and running on SP3 compared to older versions. This was the first generation where i really liked the hardware. You actually get a 2nd USB port on the power adapter, not sure yet if it is for charging only though. 

 

I have modified my iPad to the point where it behaves a lot like a normal computer, with working BT trackpad and keyboard, mouse if needed, but otherwise trackpad buttons and slide area, universal display out to HDMI or VGA, USB to most devices via connection kit and USB hub, file system nav, upload/download anything, email attachments, torrents, basically anything you would expect to be able to do with a regular computer. But at the end of the day it's still iOS, it's no Mac OS, and the lack of Mac software is the biggest downside of all.

 

But with SP it's theoretically possible to get the ideal touchscreen Mac OS. I was already talking with touch-base about a driver for my HP All-in-One so maybe there's some value to them to have a device lent to them so they can develop a driver? I'm also looking at getting one of those really large touch screen displays and having a driver for Mac OS for that too would def. seal the deal. If I got three free drivers that would definitely be enough to consider lending an SP3 for a couple of months.

 

Hopefully touch-base is willing to make some kind of a deal so everyone wins, whether it was with me or someone living closer to them to avoid shipping issues.

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